Mitch Leidner is a first round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Don't blame me, that's the opinion of ESPN NFL talking head Todd McShay. No really, I'm serious. Todd McShay wrote a thing on the internet today that says Dallas should take Mitch Leidner at #25. He also says Mitch is a "late riser" like recent 1st round picks Blake Bortles and Carson Wentz.
Don't believe me and don't have an ESPN Insider account to read the whole thing? Give the prediction a look via the magic of Twitter:
I've seen a few people tweet about Mitch Leidner going 1st rd to Dallas in Todd McShay's 2017 mock. Here it is pic.twitter.com/VgvZZA6LiR— jace frederick (@JaceFrederick) May 5, 2016
Leidner. He's so hot right now.
Look. I'm not saying Todd is right. I love Mitch and am a proud member of #LeidnerIsland but I'm not going to step out on a limb and start talking first round draft pick right now. McShay clearly isn't 100% sold either, as he has given himself a key out to this prediction in Mitch's completion percentage. If Mitch becomes a more accurate passer (and most importantly, if he is more accurate against the best defenses he faces) then this won't seem as far-fetched. Until then, consider me happy to have him at QB and excited to see him improve further. I'm not going any further than that.